Sep
12
2014

Cutting Pensions and 'Responsible' Politics

Gina Raimondo

Anything that hurts labor unions, workers and moves Democrats to the right must be something to cheer about.

Aug
29
2014

FAIR TV: August 29, 2014

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On the show this week: On the day of his funeral, the New York Times declared that Michael Brown was "no angel." We look at that and other shoddy reporting from Ferguson. Plus Newsweek spreads farfetched fear about Ebola and African immigrants, and we look at how often union leaders appear on the Sunday chat shows. (Brace yourself.)

Jul
11
2014

ABC: Three Cheers for Walmart!

Diane Sawyer

Is ABC's reporting on Walmart journalism or PR?

Jul
02
2014

Meet the CEO Bold Enough to Kill Thousands of Jobs

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CBS–which has a record of doing puff pieces about corporate CEOs–wants viewers to believe that an overpaid CEO who's bold and risky enough to try and fix a company by firing tens of thousands of employees deserves a lot of attention.

Jun
06
2014

USA Today and Wal-Mart Poop

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USA Today calls pro-worker activists protesting Wal-Mart "party poopers."

Jun
06
2014

Writing Unions Out of the Story on Fighting Poverty

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NY Times looks at the some new research on the failure to reduce poverty–but doesn't mention the minimum wage or strengthening workers' power through unions.

Mar
07
2014

New Keystone Poll Reveals Media Failure

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The public strongly supports building the Keystone pipeline–and they wrongly think it will create a lot of jobs. Aren't media to blame for failing to set that straight?

Feb
28
2014

Time's Minimum Wage Math: Triple = 'Just as Many'

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The new issue of Time magazine (3/10/14) takes a look at the debate over raising the minimum wage, in a piece by Eliza Gray. But the very first paragraph just doesn't make much sense:  If you want to make some new friends and just as many enemies, here's a helpful shortcut: take a position on raising the federal minimum wage. The question of how much workers at the bottom should be paid is fast becoming one of the most divisive issues in Washington. Liberals say a wage hike is the most immediate and fair tool we have to address growing […]

Aug
02
2013

Not Enough Debate in Morning Joe's Walmart Wage Debate

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An MSNBC debate on Walmart and the minimum wage need at least one thing: More debate.

Jul
11
2013

Advice on Balancing Work and Life Could Use More Balance

Catherine Rampell

One of the most important facts left out while discussing breadwinners? Of female breadwinners in America, 63 percent are single moms with a median family income of just $23,000.

May
17
2013

You're to Blame for Factory Deaths. Well, You and Walmart

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The New Yorker's James Surowiecki has figured out who's to blame for unsafe working conditions for garment workers: people who wear clothing: "The problem isn't so much evil factory owners as a system that's great at getting Western consumers what they want but leaves developing-world workers toiling in misery."

May
15
2013

Matthews: Obama Needs to Break a Union Like Reagan

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Praise for a conservative president's breaking the air traffic controllers' union–that's what you hear on the liberal cable channel.

Apr
17
2013

Thatcher Lifted Millions–Says Who?

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New York Times reporter John Burns admires Margaret Thatcher's legacy. But when he claims she lifted millions to prosperity, does he have any evidence?